Find 28 amazing fragrance–free toiletry, beauty, and home products recommended for anyone avoiding fragrance due to the research around the negative effects on health.
If you’re reading this, try out this exercise. I want you to grab some products from your shower and bathroom and cleaning cabinet. Flip them around and read the ingredients. You’re looking for ‘fragrance.’ Most of us will find it in nearly all our products.
What is fragrance?
Due to a major loophole, the FDA allows companies to label any number of hidden chemicals under the ingredient ‘fragrance.’ Their reasoning for this is to avoid revealing ‘trade secrets’ (FDA).
Fragrance often contains chemicals linked to negative effects on health. “More than 75 percent of products listing the ingredient ‘fragrance’ contained phthalates which have been shown to disrupt hormone activity, reduce sperm counts, and cause reproductive malformation, and have been linked to liver and breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity.” (HuffPost)
So… what do I use instead?!
How to find fragrance-free products
Look for products that do not include fragrance on their ingredient list and are fragrance-free. Fragrance-free means there is no added fragrance! They even add fragrance to trash bags, so be on the lookout. I use fragrance-free products or products that are only scented with essential oils.
Keep in mind, companies will often ‘greenwash’ their products by using words like ‘unscented’ which might not be fragrance-free. You want to look for ‘fragrance-free’ and always read the ingredients!
These are my tried and true healthy alternative products that are all fragrance-free. They are only naturally scented with essential oils. From fragrance-free shampoo to moisturizer to laundry detergent, find it all here!
Fragrance-free Shower Products
Fragrance-free Body care Products
- Hand moisturizer
- Body lotion
- Body spray (try replacing perfume with this or essential oils)
- Self tanner (code for 12% off: plantivorekitchen12)
- Peppermint Body Scrub (code for 12% off: plantivorekitchen12)
Fragrance-free Face care Products
- Face moisturizer (code for $10 off $90: plantivore)
- Spot treatment
- Enzyme face mask
- Face mist (code for $10 off $90: plantivore)
- Makeup remover (code for 12% off: plantivorekitchen12)
- Face sunscreen
- Face self tanner (code for 12% off: plantivorekitchen12)
Fragrance-free Hair care Products
Fragrance-free Home Products
- Laundry detergent
- Dryer Balls (alternative to dryer sheets)
- Essential oils
- Room spray
- Essential oils candle (10+ scent options)
- Essential oils candle (Rosemary Mint)
- Hand soap
- Cleaning spray